Radice is an award-winning Italian restaurant conveniently nestled in the center of the Shoppes at Village Square on Dekalb Pike (rt. 202). Distinguished for its artful, heartfelt cuisine, this acclaimed “neighborhood gem” has become a regular destination for discerning food-lovers near and far. Amidst the historic and productive farms of Montgomery County’s Blue Bell (30 minutes north of Center City, Philadelphia), Radice is fortunate to partake in the high-season’s harvest of fresh meats, vegetables, and fruits, and to enjoy the year-round delicacies of the local merchants in the neighboring rural communities.
The ambiance, a statement of vibrant simplicity, evokes a fresh-faced, sunlit Calabrese farmhouse. White-dove walls and linen tablecloths accented with the glint of pepperoncini-green glassware provide the canvas for a lively, yet intimate, dining-scene candlelit by the crackling birch of Radice’s centerpiece, custom-crafted, masonry oven—which imparts its fiery essence unto every pizzetta and terracotta-potted cassola that touches the baking chamber’s hot bed.
The open-theater kitchen gives nightly patrons a view into the robust “heart” of the house as the chef and her team tend the flames of one of the finest, hardest-working hearths in suburban Philadelphia. The entire dining-room conducts a confident kinetic energy, alive with the conversation and laughter of eager arrivers and well-fed diners—sharing an experience, smiles, and assaggi.
At the full-service bar and high-tops, guests can enjoy the full dinner-menu and explore the list of affordable wines representing a wide spectrum of the rustic and noble hues of Italy’s vigorous grape-growing topography. Cocktails are thoughtfully prepared by Radice’s bartenders: everything from your favorite martinis to traditional Italian specialties like the Negroni—a genteel Florentine darling—and house creations such as the Tuscan Cosmo—an archetype stirred to life with cheerful splashes of prosecco. Begin each dining experience with an aperitivo and complete your night with a warming digestivo from the eclectic selection of worldly liqueurs and the extraordinary collection of regional grappas—each with their own deeply rooted history.